Mohammed Mourhit

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Mohammed Mourhit
Personal information
Born10 October 1970

Mohammed Mourhit (Arabic: محمد مُرحيت‎) (born 10 October 1970 in Khouribga, Morocco) is a Belgian top cross country, middle and long distance runner who holds two European records, in the 3000 m and 5000 m. He is also a former European 10000 m record holder. He won a bronze medal at the 1999 World Championships in the 5000 metres and a silver medal at the 2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships in the 3000 metres behind Hicham El Guerrouj. Mourhit was also a two-time winner of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in the long course in 2000 and 2001. He also won the Lisbon Half Marathon 1997.[1]

He earned the Belgian citizenship in 1997 by marriage. He competed in Lotto Cross Cup cross country meetings and won the domestic series in 1996–97 and 1997–98.[2]

He was suspended for the use of EPO in 2002. He returned to competition in 2004, after seeing his ban reduced,[3] and qualified for the World Championships in Helsinki 2005.[4]

He holds the fastest non-winning time for the 3000 metres. In Monaco on 18 August 2000, he ran 7:26.62, coming second to Ali Saïdi-Sief. No other man has broken 7:27 and come second.

Personal bests[edit]

  • 3000 m – 7:26.62 (7th all-time)
  • 5000 m – 12:49.71 (15th all-time)
  • 10000 m – 26:52.30 (32nd all-time)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lisbon Half Marathon winners
  2. ^ Palmares (in French). Lotto Cross Cup. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  3. ^ Mohammed Mourhit
  4. ^ IAAF Athlete Profile
Preceded by
António Pinto
Men's 10,000 m European Record Holder
3 September 1999–3 June 2011
Succeeded by
Mo Farah
Preceded by
Dieter Baumann
Men's 5,000m European Record Holder
26 August 2000 –
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Isaac Viciosa
Men's 3,000m European Record Holder
18 August 2000 –
Succeeded by
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Worku Bikila
Men's Zevenheuvelenloop Winner (15 km)
Succeeded by
Felix Limo